We are delighted to have been awarded first prize in the Best School Garden category of the Market Drayton In Bloom competition, for the fifth year running.
Back in July judges from the Market Drayton In Bloom committee came to inspect our school garden and find out all about the work that goes on to develop and maintain it throughout the year.
Mr Boughey and Mrs Hunt, two of the school’s Teaching Assistants, along with Miss Whitehouse (a parent helper) run an after-school gardening club on Wednesday afternoons throughout the Autumn, Spring and Summer. As part of this club, the children are taught how to plant and maintain different types of crops and flowers, as well being involved with the growing and harvesting of crops of fruits, vegetables and herbs, some of which have been used to stock our break-time tuck shop trolley.
In addition, the gardening club helps to look after the school’s garden areas and planters.
A huge congratulations and ‘thank you’ to Mr Boughey, Mrs Hunt, Miss Whitehouse and their gardening club members for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. They are proof that you really do reap what you sow!